Kirtan Sessions - Reworked

by SriKala

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Kirtan Sessions was an album that I released in 2012. Weaving together the ancient with the NOW. Where kirtan and sacred mantra meets dub, hiphop, and reggae. Being the first real album that I ever came out with, it was a magical journey of sacred expression. Meanwhile getting to collaborate with MC's and musicians that I was associating closely with at the time. As time went on and my skills in production increased, I began to cringe when I listened to the mixing and mastering on the project. Which lead me to KIRTAN SESSIONS - REWORKED.

In this renewal, you may find that tracks have a whole new feel and taste to it. Some tracks ( like Hey Govinda and You Are The Lover) have been given a whole new beat structure and vibe. While others have just been touched up to make a cleaner more potent sound. Remastered... a bit remixed... fully reworked.

I hope you enjoy these healing sound vibrations laced with beats and bass.
Feel free to share the band camp link and let the world know..

With Love
Srikala

(Radha Ramana Music Video youtu.be/jn3lKjJVbvQ)

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released August 21, 2015

Album Produced and Mixed by Srikala Chandra Das (except for Sita Ram by Duke Mushroom and Co-produced by Srikala)

Mastering: Music producer: Sherman de Vries - Audiomixingmastering.com

Album Art: By Srikala Chandra Das
Album Logo Art (Digital Harmonium): Jennifer Mazzucco

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Because we believe in the power of love...
Because we choose to live this life free..
Because we know freedom starts in the mind..
Because the mind is conquered by the heart...

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Track Name: Hey Govinda Hey Gopal
Jai Jai Radhe Jai Jaya Shyam, Jai Jai Shri Vrindavana Dhama
Hey Govinda Hey Gopal
Keshava Madhava Dina Doyal
Verse
Hey, Krishna Won't you give me your mercy
your absence hurts me in the worst way
like desert land man, so thirsty
only water is the dust is the water of your lotus feet
frozen by your side long glances.
entrancing, is those three fold stances
advancing leaves me so expansive
all chances for turning back has gone rancid
I dance with intentions to please
the butter thief.. so that he will never leave
And we will interweave.
As he receives the offerings dressed in tulsi leaves
Hey Govinda Hey Gopal
Heat from the ghee wicks melt the prison walls
jail break man. The chains we trade in
for some songs
balling like a child for his moms,
or a lover to the beloved love sick calling on
Chorus
Hey Govinda Hey Gopal
Keshava Madhava Dina Doyal
Krishna won’t you give me your mercy.
Krishna won’t you give me your mercy.
Let me hear you say...
Shyamasundar, Kanaya LaL
From the mountain tops to rivers let me here you say.
Shyamasundar, Kanaya LaL
From the concrete streets to the beat let me here you say.

Shyamasundar, Kanaya LaL
Girivaradhari.. Nanda Dulal

Jai Jai Radhe Jai Jai Shyam, Jai Jai Sri Vrindavana Dhama
Track Name: Govinda Radhe Ft. Jesse Johnson, BrandX
Govinda Govinda Govinda Radhe

Radhe Radhe Radhe.. Govinda Radhe..

(Srikala Spoken Word)

May my heart become fixed on dark complexioned... Lord Krishna.

Who in the charming transcendental abode of the vrindavana forest,

places to his lips a glistening golden flute.. studded with pearls and many colorful jewels..

Decorated with bunches of flowers.. and he eternally plays songs describing the glories..

of Srimati Radhika.

Govinda Govinda Govinda Radhe

Radhe Radhe Radhe.. Govinda Radhe..

(BrandX Verse)

Open, Broke the codes and thick slogans..

Hoping, KRSNA get spoken.

Shlokas, flipping the lips, it gets over.

bocas van envocando sin copas

hold my, japa beads on me all times.

Hold mine, got to feel the peace all sides..

more style, rhythm and beats and rhymes all kinds..

more files, freestyles in raw size..

Go wild, give em the whole nine..

They on time. dancing divine.

Hare Krishna Home Vibe.

Soul Fly the maximus.. spiritual activist..

enlist to make it to the lavishest.

Soul Fly the maximus.. Spiritual activist..

enlist to make it to the lavishest.

Soul Fly the maximus.. spiritual activist..

enlist to make it to the lavishest.
Track Name: Radha Ramana Ft. Luminahdi, BrandX
Luminahdi

Jaya Radha Ramana Haribol..

The way that I see it.. I say what I see.

Life's written and displayed on the beat, spark a leaf.

turn the tables and enable the weak.

convey for those unable to speak. Just release.

when it gets heavy turn and meditate.

find a focal point. Untangle the mess, elevate.

feel it resonate, course through he body, penetrate,

to a present state, mind want to get away...

the mother imagine the mere magnitude..

get you off the side streets onto the avenues..

whether you’re new to the game or a veteran

material knots are something that we're severing.

It's unsettling having to say goodbye..

draw a fine line, between flying and getting high.

we never die, bodies like a snake skin.

life after life for love is how we break it in.

BrandX

social missions are sticky so keep it clean.

its a mean world baby you take it seriously.

I feed on the mercy, ladhus and the burfis.

keep it so simple and straight no swurvey.

Early 30's.. no jive turkey..

take my time with some french fries and a Slurpee.

no hurry.. drop it like it's no worry.

digital wide.. no analog rotary.

on time.. show em what you made of.

no wishy washy this is veda..

layed up.. tell em how you holding out.

flash eagles and cash is what it’s all about.

sly rollers.. side wind and benefits..

500 years and now we getting this...

why stress it?.. The essence in the air.

Stay aware.. There’s paradise up in these elements.

Srikala

So unexpected.. look in the eyes see the sun reflected.

only love intended.. as the feeling inside confirm direction.

steady remembrance. Leaving you behind?

a mistake of mines. Please accept this correction.

you let me be your parent or friend or lover.

so amazing relations in every section..

a dance in every flavor.. when will that day be mine?

when will I savor? when mercy shines in divine favor?

when my heart soothes in kali yuga?

when will I wake up?

the sun breathes and carries these prayers..

the mantra calls escape the naysayers.

cause i'm the soul. the gradual body vacator.

To travel home.. the spiritual sky aviator.
Track Name: Om Namah Shivaya Ft. Alokah Bear
OM Namah Shivaya Gurave

(I offer myself to the Light, the Auspicious One,

Who is the True Teacher within and without)

Sat chit ananda Murtaye

(Who assumes the forms of Reality, Consciousness and Bliss)

Nisprapancaya Shantaya

(Who is never absent and is full of peace)

Niralambaya Tejase

(Independent in existence, the vital essence of illumination.)

Om namah Shivaya

Srikala Verse

Walks with the trident..Crescent moon riding..

the top of the head... with the Ganges colliding..

fashioned in ashes..

Nataraja, with the dance of destruction, a natural function..

snake round the neck gets Garuda's respect..

Oh, Greatest devotee removes my ignorance.. YES..

Savior of the lowest.. easy to please..

Cause shakti devi rests her head on his chest..

Shiva Shiva Shambo!

Chorus

Shiva Shiva Bom Bole..

Jaya Shiva Shankara Jaya Maheshvara

Alokah Bear verse

Through Destruction, comes creation.

Allowing us changes, making way for the essence of our nature.

Shine back from the source, Mahadeva the savior.

Grace light, giving gifts of hatha and tantra..

the lover of mata. Original shaman..

Transmuting the poison. One pointed annointed.

fearlessly poised at the peak of Kailash.

Guravaya, Shiva, Mahadeva!

Om Namah Shivaya


Alokah Bear verse

Tiger Skin cloth..Upon mountain top.

Half Gaze watch. Three eyes locked.

Silver moon hovers in darkness..

yoga siddha amongst sparks.

ashes and corpses.. active absorption..

the austere recieving their portion.

chanting your name and preceeding with caution.

material often gets tossed by your awesomeness..

destroyed by forces of supreme lordship.

Surrender to Pati.. the physical bhakti..

opens your Nadi's and riding Anandi.

Absorbed in ananda like a doctor..

Healing our Karma's.. left from our fathers..

Teaching us Tapas, Subramanya...

Releasing the Ganga.. Original Rasta

Rudra Dreadlocked up! Jaya Shiva Shakta!

Rudra Dreadlocked up! Jaya Shiva Shakta!

Shiva Shiva Bom Bole

Shiva Mahadeva
Track Name: You Are The Lover
I’m free as a bird.. my love is surrendered.

take it feed. Nourish your life force..

its not be but the beloved who moves through me.

you are the lover.. I am the lover.

Lightly that natural mystic, moving through moon lit skies.

Lightly, that eternal. Moving, getting you high.

Lightly, but heavy is the feeling, welling up inside.

Present before creation, during current manifestation.

After annihilation, what remains will be you, what remains will be me.

Value without relation, actually has no reality..

Know it as the illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.

simple but not easy.. how ya coping

innocent open, children in motion.

move with movement. Your loving.. Living it.

seeking visuals.. First be feeling it.

filling with wellbeing yes lean to the sun.

like a plant ... it’s a dance ..nah never done.

Its only just begun.

I’m free as a bird.. my love is surrendered.

take it feed. Nourish your life force..

Its not be but the beloved who moves through me.

You are the lover.. I am the lover.

Present before creation, during current manifestation.

After annihilation, what remains will be you, what remains will be me.

Value without relation, actually has no reality..

Know it as the illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Track Name: Sita Ram feat Go-Ray & Duke, Luminahdi, BrandX
Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram

Sita Ram Jaya Ram Sita Ram Jay Jay Ram

Srikala

Dasaratha Nanadana... Sita Devi ... a couple like non other.

Criminals run for cover under such a kingly rule.

With his brother Lakshman and Hanuman too.

Holder of the bow and arrow.. with mantras attached too.

Ravana's heart. It peirced right through.

To the above of Ayodhya in flower airplanes.

no fear, fatigue or suffering where lord rama reigns.

Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram

Sita Ram Jaya Ram Sita Ram Jay Jay Ram

Luminahdi

Ram Ram Ram, Sita Ram Sita Ram Ram..

Heart to the blood blood.. hitting like a drum drum..

It's in the gaze but you can feel it in the way..

It rock rocks the body and shock shocks the waves..

close your eyes and look into the space..

between the eye gates the third eyes the place...

let me know if you want to go..

beyond time and space... supreme eternal..

sages of the body of soul..

from one become two.. from two become whole..

in the language of music.. we'll inject you with fluid..

bhakti devotees.. we move with congruence.. lets do it.

Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram

Sita Ram Jaya Ram Sita Ram Jay Jay Ram

BrandX

Rolling up and down hills on a mission..

Lord Ram, Lakshman and Vishwamitra.

Packing bows and arrows in a quiver for killing them evil creatures

liberate 'em from the mean grievous treacherous clutches of asmita

After defeating these demons he was married to Sita.

Padmavati, Janaki, Adi Deva, Dasi, Lakshmi..

Manifest in two forms.. to perform her orthopraxy.

Sita Ram and Laksman.. banished to Danyakaranya.

Taking nothing but fruits and roots..

For food, bien campo en una caban~a

Sita Devi.. kidnapped by Ravana. Demon worst than Davana.

Fact, stealing married women was his own concocted sadhana..

Ram and laksman get involved with some apes in Kishakinda.

Hanuman the embodiment of strong, gods paramount servant and defender.

located sita brought the lord and an army headed by sugriva screaming hara hara mahadev!

looking to ravana like grim reapers..

severed his ten heads.. one arrow.. rescued Sita..

The story so sweet you can only go deeper!

Sita Ram Sita Ram Sita Ram

Sita Ram Jaya Ram Sita Ram Jay Jay Ram